Mr. Speaker, the member for Papineau grew up hearing about a strong, united Canada, but just last week he said he would favour Quebec independence. When asked if he would consider it, he said, “oh, yes, absolutely”.
While our Conservative government is committed to keeping Canada strong, united and free, the member opposite is contemplating reasons for Quebec to separate from Canada.
Our country is more united than at any time since the centennial year. We are proud to be Canadians and proud to live in the greatest country in the world.
Since 2006, our government has strengthened national unity by recognizing that the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada, restoring fiscal balance with the provinces and establishing a formal role for Quebec at UNESCO.
Our government will continue to ensure Canada remains strong, united and free.
Will the member opposite clarify his position or recant his support for an independent Quebec nation?